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Old 09-01-2012, 02:19 AM   #1
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It's been years since I owned a kettle style grill and the last one came used with the apartment we lived in. It was a Weber. It did okay by us.

Weber kettles were on sale today and I had gift cards, so I got one. 22.5" One Touch Gold with two charcoal holders and the vinyl cover.

It doesn't come with the lid holder or a thermometer in the lid. I can kludge a holder. Surprised it didn't come with a thermometer. I'd like one I can install without cutting a big hole and takes air temperature, not a stick in the food type probe.

Any tips on using these grills? We were using a barrel type before and a drum before that.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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use lump charcoal, once you get used to the adjusting the air you will love the weber, you can do different charcoal placements direct, indirect, and smoke out of one. I would say order the smallest bbq thermometer off ebay you can, and drill a nice clean hole in the lid.

Webers are great, and there customer service is top notch. I bought a performer at a yard sale and coming home, a rusted part snapped. I called them just to try to find out how much it would be to replace, gave them the 2 digit id number, and it was still within warranty and they shipped me out another complete bowl and frame assembly no questions asked. pretty awesome if you ask me.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-BBQ-Smoker...item2a224fc811
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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Love the lump.

Gonna grill later today. Don't know what yet. Maybe chicken. Chicken and veggies.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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Did some jalapeno poppers last night for the fiance and her friends on my Craig's List Weber Performer. Got some ribs in the fridge I'll be smoking on it tomorrow. I actually traded the gas grill I had in my garage for a case of beer to a friend a couple weeks ago. It' just been taking up space since I got the performer.

Congrats on the new grill!
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Did 4 chicken breasts, a pack of hotdogs, a few red potatoes and toasted hotdog buns in 55 minutes.

Being the first time with this new grill, and the first time ever with the char boxes, I filled both boxes to the brim and had the vents wide open. The whole grill was done with the boxes on the sides. It did a wonderful job.

Chicken and hotdogs in the middle. Potatoes directly over the coals. Toasted buns direct too. Delish.

After grilling and eating, there's enough coal and heat left in there, I bet I could do at least some more hotdogs, sausages or maybe even burgers.

This one's a keeper.
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Anyone use the Weber wok? Says it's cast iron.
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You are being too articulate and thus frightening me Zuljin...

I'm a Big Green Egg user so haven't played with a Weber for a decade, but for all around backyard grilling they are hard to beat. No experience with the wok, sounds like a trip to the burn ward to me.

 
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Watched some you tube on the wok. It sits up higher and the handles are easier to use when on the grill than I thought.

Learned something else too. My lid has a hook on the underside. I didn't think it was bent out enough to hook on the side of the kettle because I couldn't get it to and no way they intend me to hang it on the glass infused fiberglass (plastic) handles. Maybe it's for something else. But, ah-ha, if you slide it just so, it hooks right on the side, securely. Sweet. I don't need that wire hanger thing.
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Watched some you tube on the wok. It sits up higher and the handles are easier to use when on the grill than I thought.

Learned something else too. My lid has a hook on the underside. I didn't think it was bent out enough to hook on the side of the kettle because I couldn't get it to and no way they intend me to hang it on the glass infused fiberglass (plastic) handles. Maybe it's for something else. But, ah-ha, if you slide it just so, it hooks right on the side, securely. Sweet. I don't need that wire hanger thing.
I hang the lid of my One Touch on the handles every time. the handles get a bit grungy from the greasy char, but they don't melt.

 
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